AP Biology Summer Assignment

Padlet Photo Blog


Biology Scavenger Hunt and Photo Blog

Due Date: August 13, 2015 (the second day of school)

Submit: The hardcopy of the table of contents form must be handed to me personally. Fill in the first column and include your name and URL. The URL of your blog must also be submitted to my email, jmckenny@twca.net

115 Points

1. Choose 20 terms/concepts on the list below. Search for them in the natural environment and “collect” it by taking a photograph of it. Define the term in your own words. In a few sentences explain how your picture represents the term.

2. Upload each photo, definition, and explanation to a blog that you create in a Padlet page.

3. You will have to be creative. Some terms describe internal features of animals or plants. Please do not destroy the animal or plant when taking the photo. If, for instance, you chose the term “phloem”, you could submit a photograph of the entire plant or a close-up of one portion of the plant. You would then have to explain on your blog what phloem is and specifically where it is located on the specimen that you photographed.

4. All of your photos must be your original work. You cannot take them from any publication or cut and paste from the internet. In order to prove that each photo is indeed your own, is to include a proof object in each picture. It could be a keychain, a small toy, special coin, or piece of jewelry. Note: You must submit a picture of yourself with your proof object when you hand in your blog table of contents form.

5. Since this is a Biology class, only natural items can be used. Use this as an opportunity to explore your neighborhood, local fields or woods, the beach, or the zoo. Humans are considered natural items but they can only be used for a few entries in your blog.

6. This is an individual project. While it is ok to discuss and go on adventures with classmates, your photos must be unique. No two students in the class should choose the exact same list of items to collect.

7. Always be respectful of the world around you. Never touch animals or plants you are unfamiliar with and don’t hurt or kill any organisms. Do not remove any organisms from their natural environment.

8. You will creating your blog and posting it online for the world to see. Anything put online is permanent.

Be careful and mature about what you put on your blog. All images must be deemed appropriate.

Guidelines for Safe Blogging

Guidelines for Safe Blogging (From Kim Foglia's Class Blog via York County Public Schools)

Blogging is a very public activity. Anything that is posted on the Internet stays there. FOREVER! Deleting a post simply removes it from the blog it was posted to. Copies of the post may exist scattered all over the Internet. That is why we need to be careful and follow some simple, clear, safety rules.

FIRST RULE: To protect your privacy, you need to set up your account using ONLY your first name. This means that many of you need to go in and change your profile. If you have the same first name as another classmate, then let's add only your last initial to your first name, like DanielF.

SECOND RULE: We do not use pictures of ourselves in our profiles. If you really want a graphic image associated with your posting use an avatar -- a picture of something that represents you but IS NOT of you.

Speech that is inappropriate for class is not appropriate for our blog. While we encourage you to engage in debate and conversation with other bloggers, we also expect that you will conduct yourself in a manner reflective of a representative of our school.

Never EVER EVER give out or record personal information on our blog. Our blog exists as a public space on the Internet. Don’t share anything that you don’t want the world to know. For your safety, be careful what you say, too. Don’t give out your phone number or home address. This is particularly important to remember if you have a personal online journal or blog elsewhere.

Again, your blog is a public space. And if you put it on the Internet, odds are really good that it will stay on the Internet. Always. That means ten years from now when you are looking for a job, it might be possible for an employer to discover some really hateful and immature things you said when you were younger and more prone to foolish things. Be sure that anything you write you are proud of. It can come back to haunt you if you don’t.

Never link to something you haven’t read. While it isn’t your job to police the Internet, when you link to something, you should make sure it is something that you really want to be associated with. If a link contains material that might be creepy or make some people uncomfortable, you should probably try a different source.

Keep all of these in mind as you create your Biology Photo Blog. Email your teacher if you have questions or concerns about blogging.

Terms To Choose From:

1. Adaptation of an animal

2. Adaptation of a plant

3. Altruistic behavior

4. Amniotic egg

5. Analogous structures

6. Animal that has a segmented body

7. Anther and filament of stamen

8. Archaebacteria

9. Asexual reproduction

10. ATP

11. Autotroph

12. Auxin producing area of a plant

13. Basidiomycete

14. Batesian mimicry

15. Bilateral symmetry

16. Biological magnification

17. C3 Plant

18. C4 Plant

19. CAM Plant

20. Calvin Cycle
21. Cambium

22. Cellular respiration

23. Coevolution

24. Commensalism

25. Connective tissue

26. Cuticle layer of a plant

27. Detritivore

28. Dominant vs. recessive phenotype

29. Ectotherm

30. Endosperm
31. Endotherm

32. Enzyme

33. Epithelial tissue

34. Ethylene

35. Eubacteria

36. Eukaryote

37. Exoskeleton
38. Fermentation
39. Flower ovary

40. Frond

41. Gametophyte

42. Genetic variation within a population

43. Genetically modified organism

44. Gibberellins

45. Glycogen

46. Gymnosperm cone –male or female

47. Gymnosperm leaf

48. Heterotrophy

49. Homeostasis

50. Homologous structures

51. Hydrophilic

52. Hydrophobic

53. Introduced species

54. Keystone species

55. Krebs cycle

56. K-strategist

57. Lichen

58. Lipid used for energy storage

59. Littoral zone organism

60. Long-day plant

61. Mating behavior (be careful!!)

62. Meristem

63. Modified leaf of a plant

64. Modified root of a plant

65. Modified stem of a plant

66. Mullerian mimicry

67. Mutualism

68. Mycelium

69. Mycorrhizae

70. Niche

71. Parasitism

72. Parenchyma cells

73. Phloem

74. Pollen

75. Pollinator

76. Population

77. Predation

78. Prokaryote

79. R-strategist

80. Radial symmetry (animal)

81. Redox reaction

82. Rhizome

83. Seed dispersal (animal, wind, water)

84. Spore

85. Sporophyte

86. Stigma and style of carpel

87. Succession

88. Taxis

89. Territorial behavior

90. Tropism

91. Unicellular organism

92. Vestigial structures

93. Xylem

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The Table of Contents

You must submit a table of contents of all photos in your blog in a format similar to the one above.